The first annual City of Jacksonville Senior Expo was May of 1996 with around 800 seniors attending.  Fast forward to the most recent expo and it is celebrating the 23rd Annual Anniversary at the Prime Osborn Convention Center with almost 6,000 local Seniors attending. It was in 2017, that the Senior Expo expanded to a Semi-Annual event. The Spring event is held at the Prime Osborn Convention Center and the Fall event is at the Morocco Shrine Center in south Jacksonville, scheduled for November 13th & 14th, 2019. At either expo you can expect what you from either; two full days of entertainment, vendors and seminars!

If you missed the expo or couldn’t visit all the amazing vendors at the expo, dont worry! We gathered their information so no service could be overlooked!

MAVD – Military Affairs And Veterans Department

The City of Jacksonville Military Affairs and Veterans Department is committed to serving and supporting the brave men and women who selflessly dedicate their lives to our nation’s armed forces. Some of the support they provide includes: providing veteran services, social services, and employee transition assistance, assisting veterans, widows and surviving children with filing a VA claim, providing free legal counseling services(1p to 4p) for veterans and transitioning service members on the third Thursday of each month, and much more. For more information visit http://www.coj.net/MAVD or call (904)630-3680

City of Jacksonville Neighborhoods

“We engage residents in their own neighborhoods and bring government into the community” – Lisa Ransom manager of the Neighborhood Services Office (NSO). Lisa and her staff work to provide access to information through electronic resources like the Neighborhood Directory and e-distribution list. The directory is an electronic archive of organizations in Jacksonville that want to connect with local government. This makes it easier for citizens to easily find neighborhood organizations in their area. To register, visit here. For more information about the NSO, call 255-8250 or visit coj.net/NSO.

Another program in place for citizens is the CPAC or Citizens Planning Advisory Committees. CPAC helps maintain open and effective communication between stakeholders including Jacksonville residents, businesses, neighborhoods, community organizations, educational institutions, and city government.

City of Jacksonville Social Services Division

The city’s Social Service Division provides assistance for : victims of crimes, families and individuals facing financial difficulties, people dealing with mental helath and emotional issues, people struggling with substance abuse, and people living with HIV/AIDS. For more information call (904)630-0696 or email socialservices@coj.net

The Council on Elder Affairs is established to serve as an advocate for the elderly in the City, to the governmental agencies responsible for the various plans and programs designed to help the elderly.  To assist in the implementation of plans and programs selected by regional organizations, as they relate to the City and its elderly.  To designate priorities among programs developed in the City by the public, nonprofit and private providers concerning the elderly. Want a fact sheet? Click here.

Meeting Schedule: The Council On Elder Affairs meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 10 a.m. at City Hall, 117 W. Duval St. 32202, 3rd Floor, Conference Room C. Requests for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should be made to the Disabled Services Division two to three business days prior to the meeting at (904) 630-4940 or email disabledservices@coj.net. The public is encouraged to attend. Please contact the office prior to the day of the meeting to confirm time and location as changes can occur from time to time.

With 35 years of experience, Attorney Cynthia Nichols knows the difficulties experienced by the elderly and disabled in getting to an attorney’s office to sign important documents. Attorney Nichols will come to your home to discuss, prepare and sign important documents such as wills, healthcare surrogate, power of attorney, Lady Bird deeds, and more. She is very open and honest when it comes to what she does and what she charges. Living Will & Healthcare Surrogate: $100 Lady Bird Deed: $175(plus recording costs) Power of Attorney: $125(plus recording costs) Last Will and Testament: $250. Call to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION (904)598-0055

A Caring Hand Home Health is a locally owned company, large enough to meet your needs but small enough to know their patients by name. Each member of their staff is state licensed or certified in their field and maintains yearly federal, state, and local continuing education and training requirements. Each staff member must pass a federal background check. Our purpose is to help patients remain in their own homes for as long as possible by providing skilled nursing, rehabilitation services, personal care assistance, referrals to appropriate community resources, and long term healthcare planning. For more information please call (904)733-8778 or email info@acaringhandjax.com

Lori Hansen is your trusted independent benefits consultant who will help you find a policy to best serve your specific needs! Call to learn more about Medicare Advantage Plans, HMO-PPO-Part D Supplement, Medicare Part B Reimbursement, Additional Help with Medications, Obamacare Plans, and Subsides. (904)571-6676 hansen.lori2015@gmail.com

Official eye care provider to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Bowden Eye & Associates offer an array of services. They feature state-of-the-art technology and treatments that you simply can’t find at most area practices. All of their physicians specialize in primary eye care as well as ocular disease treatment. Their staff gives you the attention and care you deserve so that you’ll feel supported before, during, and after your visit. Everyone has a role in Jacksonville, taking care of your vision is ours. (904)296-0098

There were PLENTY of CBD vendors at the Senior Expo, but to us, one stands out. Your CBD Store, appearing in our latest issue, offers a holistic alternative to over the counter medication. With the use of CBD, you have the opportunity to alleviate pain, anxiety, and inflammation among many other benefits. If you’ve ever thought about using CBD, this is the place to go. Owner Delilah is a very knowledgable and welcoming person, same as her staff. She will work with you to recommend what may work best to help you. Enjoy the benefits, without the high. Oh, and did you know that the same benefits many people get from CBD also may help your pet too! Call (904) 204-4505 and go to their store. Grand Opening May 11th!

Riverside Pain Physicians
As Jacksonville’s leading pain management practice, we specialize in customized solutions for acute and chronic pain. We are dedicated to improving your quality of life through our comprehensive process of systematic evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of your pain. Finding the cause and effectively treating your pain is our primary goal. Visit their website for all their locations! (904)389-1010

Travel agency out of Ft.Lauderdale offering people who enter the chance at $50,000 for a Grand Prize! $2,500 second place price and vacation getaways offered as well!

The State Attorney’s Office for Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit serves more than 1.2 million residents throughout Northeast Florida. The office has 114 prosecutors who represent the people of Clay, Duval, and Nasssau counties, with Duval being the largest in both population and office size. The office disposed of 37,933 cases in 2018 and had 123 felony jury trials with a conviction rate of 86%. The office has an appropriated budget of $28.7 million. Found out more about State Attorney Melissa W. Nelson and her team.

” With LeafFilter, you can eliminate gutter cleaning, not just this spring, but for life!” It’s that simple. Check out their website for more information and a free estimate!

Island Doctors opened its first office in October 1991 on Anastasia Island in Saint Augustine, Florida. Since then, we have grown to over 45 offices in Alachua, Bay, Columbia, Clay, Duval, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Saint Johns, Flagler, Putnam, and Volusia counties.  We also manage a network of affiliate providers throughout these eleven counties and around the Orlando area. For over 25 years, it has been our mission to promote health improvement to each and every patient that walks through our doors.”

“Our senior meal program provides nutritionally balanced home-delivered meals comprised of restaurant-inspired recipes filled with the finest ingredients and prepared in a USDA certified facility. Our menus are constantly evolving – keeping member favorites, but adding interesting and tasty additions throughout the year. All of our SunMeadow® brand meals meet or exceed the federal and state regulatory guidelines, and we offer meals that are heart healthy and diabetic-friendly. We also have renal, pureed, kosher, and vegetarian options to meet the needs of the aging population.”

GA Foods offers wholesome, well-balanced, and great tasting meals that are meant to “feed not just the body, but the soul.” All of their meals are designed to meet the specific needs of each demographic receiving said meals, from preschoolers to seniors, military and disaster relief services. In addition, GA Foods is contracted by the City of Jacksonville to provide hot meals in 18 senior centers!

Good health is about your total well-being. Aetna Medicare Solution POS plans give you referral-free access to the doctors you know and trust – plus health, exercise, and nutrition programs, at no extra cost. Give them a call to learn more, or schedule a personal in-home appointment. 1-855-563-8014

Signia offers a wide range of hearing aids and if you are a veteran, can even be received through the VA. For more information on the types of hearing aids, they have check their website or contact Hearing Aids of Jax! Veterans go here.

The physicians and staff of Florida Eye Specialists are united by a common passion for excellence in eye care. All our doctors have dedicated numerous years of medical school, residency, fellowship and post-fellowship training to eye-disease research and education. Each doctor is uniquely qualified in a subspecialty of ophthalmology.

The Florida Eye Specialists are a comprehensive eye care practice that features a complete spectrum of ophthalmology services. Our eye surgery services include cataract surgery, LASIK eye surgery, glaucoma treatment options, oculoplastic eyelid surgery, dry eye treatment, and even cosmetic services.

Prudential provided a very informative brochure to help understand the “retirement red zone”. Key challenges during this red zone are navigating uncertain markets, rising costs, and longer life spans. For more information visit their site or speak to your local advisor today!

ENT Specialist of North Florida is the only all fellowship-trained ENT group in Jacksonville, Florida. What exactly does that mean? It means our group provides you and your family with the highest level of training and quality care available in North Florida and South Georgia. Our doctors specialize in Pediatric ENT and Craniofacial Disorders; Facial Plastic and Reconstruction including Skin Cancer; and Hearing, Balance Disorders and Ear Surgery.

Wells Fargo Advisor

Chris Thompson has been a Financial Advisor serving our community for the last 25 years. Obtaining his Certified Financial Planner practitioner certification from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards in 2004 and the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation awarded by the College for Financial Planning in 2011. Attained Premier Advisor status for four years. For help with planning your financial success call Chris at (904)351-7668 or email christopher.thompson@wfadvisors. com

West Volusia County is your perfect vacation destination, with new and exciting discoveries around every corner. Even with a full itinerary, there’s no way you can see and do it all in just one day, so plan to stay awhile, relax and take your time. Whether you’re looking for a place to recline and unwind, a chance to uncover Florida’s treasured past or a shady trail to wander, we have everything to make your getaway a truly special one.

At Jaguar Power Sports, our mission is to offer you the latest in parts and products, at the best prices, and with unparalleled service. We pledge to use our best efforts to make your experience both beneficial and enjoyable. Once you give us a try, we’re sure you’ll be back for more!

We offer 8 different lenders with Guaranteed Approved Financing! That’s correct, even if you have a 400 credit score or a 750 credit score, we have a lender for you! Bankruptcies, repo, and late payments are NO PROBLEM. We can get you a bike!

Jaguar Power Sports prides itself in ****NO DEALER FEES****. Our prices are low, our service is great, and we do not charge you all those outrageous extra fees. That’s right, no dealer fees, assemble fees, prep fees, document fees, or any other fees other dealers try to charge you. Shop around; price shop and make sure you get an out-the-door price on your new toy, not the “sticker price.” You will find with Jaguar Power Sports, the price you see is the price you pay. Other dealers will get you for $2,000+ on top of the sticker price…WE DO NOT!

With low overhead, we are able to pass the savings on to you! With the lowest part prices in town and the cheapest service rates, we have a full-service shop that will make sure your new toy is ALWAYS in tip-top shape. No matter if you need general maintenance or a repair, we are here for you. What are you waiting for? Shop around (but you will be back)! Come in today and see our state of the art showroom!


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All of Us is a research program that has a very simple goal; speed up health research. “To do this, we’re asking one million or more people to share their unique health data. This information will be added to a database. Researchers can then access this data to conduct thousands of studies on health and disease.”

The Jacksonville Aging Studies Center, or JAX-ASCENT, is looking for adults 60 and older who are interested in helping the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville explore aging and independence in older adults. Participants will have the opportunity to be part of a variety of studies, from assessing risk factors that affect healthy aging to prevention therapies that can help improve quality of life as we age. To learn more about current or upcoming clinical trials, or to become a member of the JAX-ASCENT Registry, call 904-244-4690 or visit the site.

THE SURGEON

Knowing that you will be cared for by the absolute best can ease a lot of your worries. Only the Heekin Clinic can offer you a one-on-one relationship with Florida’s top orthopedic surgeon, R. David Heekin, M.D., F.A.C.S. He performs more joint replacement surgeries than any other surgeon in Florida, making him one of the most experienced and most sought after joint replacement surgeons in the nation.

THE AFFILIATED HOSPITAL

Dr. Heekin understands that patients worry about more than just their surgeon.  Dr. Heekin is Medical Director of the Orthopedic Center of Excellence at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside. Here, every one of his patients follow a Total Joint Program that he helped design at the one of the best hospitals in the region for total joint surgery.  The Orthopedic Center of Excellence has been awarded the Joint Commission’s prestigious quality certification since 2009. In 2013 it was named among top 5 in the nation for knee surgery by Consumer Reports.

THE OUTCOME

An independent surgeon rating system found at Propublica.org determined that Dr. Heekin’s patients fare better than patients treated elsewhere with regard to complications. Because our patients do better, they can look forward to more mobility and less pain in their lives. Learn more at https://projects.propublica.org/surgeons/


Your Premier Genetic Cancer & Prescription Screening Partner

Personalized screening services and comprehensive results set Genexe Health apart.   When you choose Genexe Health to serve your genetic screening needs, you can expect to receive services of the highest quality.  Our specialists will provide you with an exceptional health care experience as they uphold our ethical standards and principles of excellence.

VidaCann’s Jacksonville medical cannabis dispensary serves the city’s bustling community as well as the surrounding areas. We’re located close to the I-95 corridor for easy access to downtown, the Jacksonville Business District, the Avenues Mall, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, and St. John’s Town Center.

It’s nice to run into people who love what they do and have fun doing it. United Healthcare offers a simple plan for AARP members that gets you medical coverage and prescription drug coverage all with one card. Zero monthly premium, zero copays per primary care visit, $40 credit/quarter for health care items, and more. There are several ways to qualify, so reach out to Amelia Clark 904-657-7718 or visit AARPMedicarePlans.com to find out more information.

If Ms Senior 2018, Stacey Anderson, is interested in Hello Fresh then I suggest you check it out too! They offer dietitian-approved meals that you’ll actually enjoy cooking (and eating). Start and stop when you want, and say goodbye to the same old overly processed food.

“Chaplain Scott” Shubert with Chaplain on Demand offers pastoral care when you need it. Call or email for more information. 9043090606 chaps@chaplainondemand.com

Dermalactives’ treatments are revolutionary because they are the only anti-aging treatments that actually deliver protein rich collagen and elastin to all layers of the skin without using a needle. For more information call 702-945-3154 or email Ranbarak017@gmail.com


We are committed to helping people and communities achieve better health. That’s why we offer health education and fitness classes at many of our Florida Blue Centers across the state. Health is for everyone. And everyone does it differently. Small changes matter and you’re in charge. From major challenges to the everyday moments in between, we’re with you in your pursuit of health.
For all these reasons and more, you’ll feel good saying “That’s My Kind of Blue.”


https://www.floridablue.com/

If you want to feel “Blue” then speak with Joe Humphrey, your liscenced Florida Blue agent today!

When homeowners and commercial property managers in Jacksonville want to update their bathtub or shower without having to tear apart their bathrooms, they call us. Bath Fitter Jacksonville has been selling Bath Fitter products since 2003, and our customers have had nothing but positive things to say about their remodeled bathtubs.


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THE MEDTRONIC MISSION

  1. To contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering in the research, design, manufacture, and sale of instruments or appliances that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.
  2. To direct our growth in the areas of biomedical engineering where we display maximum strength and ability; to gather people and facilities that tend to augment these areas; to continuously build on these areas through education and knowledge assimilation; to avoid participation in areas where we cannot make unique and worthy contributions.
  3. To strive without reserve for the greatest possible reliability and quality in our products; to be the unsurpassed standard of comparison and to be recognized as a company of dedication, honesty, integrity, and service.
  4. To make a fair profit on current operations to meet our obligations, sustain our growth, and reach our goals.
  5. To recognize the personal worth of employees by providing an employment framework that allows personal satisfaction in work accomplished, security, advancement opportunity, and means to share in the company’s success. 
  6. To maintain good citizenship as a company.


It’s not always easy to find the right size bedsheet for your bed. If you have a split bed or even a king, some stores may not carry your size. If they do, it may be overpriced just because of its scarcity. Call 850-766-3906 today to learn more about our size availability. Our sheet package also comes with two pillowcases except in the Twin package.
www.sweetsleepsheets.com

Be prepared with a cremation plan from Neptune Society, America’s #1 provider of cremation services.

  • Trusted by over 500,000 families since 1973
  • 45 convenient locations nationwide, and growing
  • A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau

Visit their site to sign up for a FREE Guide and Learn About Planning a Cremation. Call 1-800-Neptune

A very exciting vendor to have met at the expo, Visits for Seniors offers an amazing service by visitng loved ones at a nursing home, a rehabilitation center, or a hospital in the Ponte Vedra, St.Augustine, or Jacksovnille Beaches area. For more information call 904-477-4718 ot visit their site.

Future Care Genetics offers a Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment is available to help identify if you are at a higher risk for developing certain cancers due to an inherited gene mutation. A Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment consists of a panel of over 30 genes known to be associated with hereditary cancer-syndromes. For more info visit their website or call 561-853-2150

AccessABLE Aging LLC. conducts home safety checks for seniors to help prevent falls before they happen and a 120 point comprehensive review of your entire home to ensure you are safe and secure. Contact 904-800-9874 for a free consultation!

As one of the largest independent physician groups in Florida, Millennium is proud to now offer primary care services to patients in Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, and Macclenny. Find the nearest location to you and give them a call to get connected to a healthier life!

Caroline Emery law attorney

Caroline Emery of Emery Law is always a delight to see and have on your side when it comes to:

  • Probate Administration
  • Pet Care Plans / Trusts
  • Estate Planning (Last Will & Testament)
  • Guardianships
  • Living Will
  • Durable Power of Attorney 
  • Health Care Surrogate Designations

Call (904) 265-4654 to schedule your consultation. The first 1/2 hour is FREE!

Physical Healthcare of Jacksonville offers a wide range of services that can help eliminate pain. They specialize in regenerative stem cell therapy, pain management, cold laser therapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy and much more! Call to schedule a complimentary consultation! 904-645-0777

” To promote a world where every individual has access to the full knowledge of their genetic makeup in order to make the most informed decisions about health and well-being throughout the course of their life.”

Early Detection Foundation was established in 2018 as a public grant-making charity that operates from the belief that health awareness is an essential component of optimal living, and that entire community functioning on sound principles relating to health, inclusion, and mutual support offers the best opportunities for mutually successful lifestyles. Learn more about EDF’s grant making and the organizations we support.

With more than 50 years of experience, Essity Hygiene Products AB (“Essity”) is the worldwide leader in the management of incontinence, providing products and services for individuals and healthcare organizations throughout 105 countries. Under the brand name TENA®, Essity provides a full range of absorbent products tailored to the distinct needs of men and women, including pantiliners, daytime and overnight pads, male guards, protective underwear, briefs, skin care products, and underpads. With the TENA® brand, Essity is at the forefront of developing products that minimize the impact of incontinence and improve the everyday lives of people living or working with bladder leakage or incontinence. TENA® products feature innovative technologies, such as comfortable QuickDry™ top sheets, super-absorbent Lock Away Core™, and Advanced Odor Protection, to ensure protection, comfort, and discretion for wearers. For more information, please visit www.tena.us.

With Allwell, you get more of what you need to be healthy. Dental benefits including dentures, fitness membership, $0 copay for a routine vision exam and eyewear allowance, prescription drug coverage in the gap, and so much more. Be sure to “Go ALL in” with a Medicare advantage plan that gives you more. Call today and let Monica Turner help you! 904-521-1257 or visit their website.

Owner of Golden Years News, Joseph Vickers, gave a heartwarming testimonial in our Summer 2019 issue in regards to prearrangements and how his parents used Dignity Memorial to not only help their kids financially but also show them the benefit of planning ahead. Hardage-Giddens is having a Lunch and Learn on May 25th, 11:30 am at the Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center. You don’t want to miss it!

Before you start your bathroom remodeling project in Jacksonville, FL, turn to Re-Bath. You’ll get the warm customer care of a family business and the professional work of a national brand that has remodeled over a million bathrooms. Our bathroom remodelers can take on tasks that include:

  • Bathtub and shower replacements
  • Shower-to-tub conversions
  • Shower door replacements
  • Lighting Installations
  • Toilet, sink, and countertop installations

We are accredited with the BBB and boast an A+ rating with them. Since our company provides affordable all-inclusive services, we can meet the needs of customers on a budget. Our showroom carries a great selection of products in a variety of designs and colors. Most Re-Bath products are manufactured in the U.S., and all of the items that are exclusive to our brand are backed by an industry-leading warranty.

Senior Expo – Nov 13 & 14 At The Morocco Shrine